Basse-Terre is a French commune in the Guadaloupe depairtment o Fraunce in the Lesser Antilles.

Basse-Terre
The Toun Haw
The Toun Haw
Coat of airms o Basse-Terre
Coat airms
Location o the commune (in reid) within Guadeloupe
Location o the commune (in reid) within Guadeloupe
Coordinates: 15°59′45″N 61°43′45″W / 15.9958°N 61.7292°W / 15.9958; -61.7292Coordinates: 15°59′45″N 61°43′45″W / 15.9958°N 61.7292°W / 15.9958; -61.7292
KintraFraunce
Owerseas region an depairtmentGuadeloupe
ArrondissementBasse-Terre
CantonBasse-Terre (1st, an 2nt)
IntercommunalitySud Basse-Terre
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Marie-Luce Penchard
Area
1
5.78 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)2
11,534
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code
97105 /97100
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.